Tamil Nadu

Tragedy and farce

Print edition : March 17, 2017

V.K. Sasikala, O. Panneerselvam and Edappadi K. Palaniswami at a meeting at the AIADMK headquarters in Chennai on February 5. Photo: B. Jothi Ramalingam

Panneerselvam being welcomed at a function to commemorate Jayalalithaa’s 69th birth anniversary at R.K. Nagar in Chennai on February 24. Photo: R.K. Nagar/PTI

Deepa Jayakumar, Jayalalithaa’s niece, at the launch of her political outfit, MGR Amma Deepa Peravai, in Chennai on February 24. Photo: R. Senthil Kumar/PTI

AIADMK deputy general secretary T.T.V. Dinakaran and Sasikala on a poster in Chennai. Photo: Ilangovan Rajasekaran

In an action-filled fortnight, the Supreme Court sends V.K. Sasikala to prison but her family takes control of the ruling party in Tamil Nadu and her Chief Minister wins a trust vote in a riotous environment. More fireworks are on the cards.
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